Chicago White Sox: Four long-term injury replacements for Eloy Jimenez
Yasiel Puig is the least attractive option out of everyone on this list. He has also been described as a clubhouse cancer. Making an investment in him is very risky. If the White Sox do go that route they will need to make sure he is cleared of the sexual assault allegations before they even think about touching him. However, there may be some untapped potential in Puig, who has failed to live up to the hype that surrounded him when he burst onto the scene with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Puig is a former All-Star. He has a cannon of an arm and some highlight-reel plays to his name. He also has some offensive pop. Last season he hit .297 in 49 games. He has hit 20 plus homers in four of the past five seasons. For his career, he has a respectable slash line of .277/.475/.348.
Puig would also add another Cuban-born player and the White Sox have a lot of those. That may help him ease into the locker room culture the White Sox have created. Like the other free agents still available, Puig can be found in the discount section. The price tag should not be very high which makes him intriguing. At the very least the White Sox should look into him.